Mum’s The Word

As Mother of the Bride, you have many duties and roles to play both on the day and during the build up to your daughter’s wedding.

It’s traditional that the Mother of the Bride will choose her outfit and then inform the Mother of the Groom of her choice to prevent any clashing colours on the day. When you’re deciding what to wear, it’s important to consider the colour theme of the wedding and work with it without matching it.

For example if the bride has opted for royal blue bridesmaid dresses, try to go for a powder blue or possibly a lemon to contrast the colours without blending in too much.

Print Midi Dress £65 | Navy Tubular Sandals £55 www.next.co.uk/lipsy | Lemon Spot Bow Fascinator £25 | Navy Chiffon Cover Up £18 www.dorothyperkins.com

A Mother of the Bride may feel under pressure to wear a hat but this is completely optional and you may not suit hats. There are options such as elaborate hair combs and pins or a delicate fascinator. Statement jewellery can also have impact and create the perfect look for a wedding outfit complete with a glittering clutch bag and a jacket.

Always make sure that you feel comfortable when choosing your dress, if it’s a little tight in places or doesn’t sit perfectly on your body then it’s not the dress for you.

Powder Blue Halterneck Dress £80 | Blue Strappy Sandal £55 | Silver Stardust Bar Clutch £35 www.next.co.uk/lipsy | Grey Fascinator £28 www.dorothyperkins.com

And of course, remember to buy shoes that you will be able to keep on all day without aching feet.

Confidence on the wedding day will allow you to be there for your daughter when she might need your help with getting ready and with any bridesmaids that may be having a hair disaster.

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